Tag Archives: Die-Nasty

Love takes us backstage at a kids’ TV show: Die-Nasty lathers up for a new season of Monday night episodes

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Suds alert: We’re backstage at DNTV, a television studio where tensions are on red alert and the real drama happens in this age of streaming.  TV executives, actors both human and puppet, camera people, script writers … Continue reading

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Making Mischief (and laughter) en route to Neverland: Peter Pan Goes Wrong at the Citadel

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Funny how people laugh out loud (and maybe wince a little) when you casually mention the title of the production that arrives on and above the Citadel mainstage starting  Thursday. Peter Pan Goes Wrong, after all, … Continue reading

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UnCovered: The Music of Dolly Parton alights here (digitally), courtesy of Catalyst

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Here they come again…. Some of the country’s top musical theatre talent has a date Saturday night — at your place. Toronto’s Musical Stage Company returns with a digital version of their hugely popular annual “signature … Continue reading

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2021: the year in Edmonton theatre, part two

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca 2021 was the year a mystery box, gift-wrapped in silver with a Do Not Open warning, arrived at the house. At showtime three days later, it turned out to contain cues for a play — no, … Continue reading

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What’s up in Edmonton theatre this weekend? Have a peek

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca What’s up in Edmonton theatre this weekend? Oh, you know, the usual…. A new theatre is glowing from the inside out. Shows are ending their runs, a live season of Die-Nasty is about to begin, Opera … Continue reading

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Noodling with The Stroganoffs: Die-Nasty returns with the first of three mini-seasons

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca    A weekday morning in the life of an improviser: Wayne Jones is hanging with Chekhov. He’s spent the a.m. watching The Seagull and Uncle Vanya. Who does that? The producer/artistic director of the 30th annual … Continue reading

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The killer comedy of Die-Nasty, a Fringe review (or thought for the day or discussion point or whatever)

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Die-Nasty (Varscona Theatre) Well, this is a bit awkward. I finally caught up mid-week with Die-Nasty, the improvised serial  soap with the late-night Fringe edition that’s actually set at the Fringe and about the Fringe (and … Continue reading

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Live theatre: has it found a footing on a platform instead of a stage in Zoom-laden times?

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A lifetime ago (March 25, 2020 to be precise), Malachite Theatre’s resourceful artistic director Benjamin Blyth explained to me that the company had borrowed an interactive online platform from the business world for a new venture. … Continue reading

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Letters of the Pandemic: be-wigged, bothered, and bewildered by the times

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca You knew this already. But it bears repetition, in an era that has deprived us of the hug:  and the handshake: never under-estimate the ingenuity of our artists. What happens when an actor and a writer … Continue reading

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A world of uncertainty: a playground for improv. Dungeons, Dragons, and Die-Nasty

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In a world of uncertainty, improv makes perfect sense. It’s no coincidence that in a crisis, award-winning artists in this improv-crazy theatre town have stepped up to the challenge, and improvised new ways to take performance … Continue reading

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